Oil boilers are usually found in homes that aren’t on the gas network and no lpg bulk tank has been fitted, this is most common in rural areas were natural gas has not been installed on the network. To tell if you have an oil boiler you will have a tank which you will have re-filled when run out.
Our specialist engineers who are registered and accredited by (OFTEC). The below table can help you direct the right type of oil boiler for your home and needs, but our specialist advisors are also here to help and arrange for an expert surveyor to visit your home and chat through your options if required.
Which type of boiler do I need for my home?
If the new boiler is supplied by gas or LPG you still have the option if you would like a system, regular or combi boiler the type of fuel will not make a difference. This will also be determined by your home and lifestyle of course, please select a criteria below and see the recommended boiler for your home.
What do you require?
Please click an option and see if this could work for you and your home. The options will be highlighted below.
The boiler type(s) we recommend will be highlighted below.
The combi boiler was designed with a space-saving option. The combi boiler heats water immediately instead of heating and storing in a separate tank/cylinder. By doing this it removes the need for a large hot water storage cylinder or and a cold water storage tank, as found with old boiler systems. In order to provide hot water, combi boilers are on constant standby and connected to the mains water supply ready to heat your water on demand. As soon as a tap is turned on, the boiler turns into action and it heats the water through a secondary heat exchanger, for instant hot water any time of day.
System boilers are in between standard and combi boilers. They use a hot water cylinder to store water this can either be unvented or vented, but the hot water system is stored within the unit similar to a combi boiler. There are slightly more powerful than a combi boiler, which is great for high water demand homes and large heating systems but compact enough to be fitted within a smaller house as no loft space is required.
Standard boilers but also known as a conventional or regular boiler are the traditional boilers but still have a purpose in todays industry, with a heating system, hot water cylinder and cold water storage tank/ cylinder. These larger systems take up significantly more room than a combi boiler, but are ideal for anyone with an older house and old pipework as the system will already be set up under low pressure potentially making for a much easier installation process. Standard boilers can also be ideal for anyone with a large, high water demand, or with weak water pressure, as they should withstand simultaneous use. Not to worry though a new energy efficient model to replace an existing boiler could improve your old system and energy usage.
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